Let The Merriment Commence

Mardi Gras 2010

Even though it’s not Twelfth Night yet (the official start of the Carnival season), the 2010 balls have begun taking place all around the metro area.  We were lucky enough to be invited to the King Arthur ball this weekend, so we gussied up in our finest, found our seats and were treated to a beautiful tableau of Mardi Gras royalty and costumes.

Mardi Gras - King Arthur Ball 2010The intricate head and shoulder pieces and trains are stunning and are designed and created locally.  I love the way the light shines through the feathers on the king’s costume as he is approaching the stage.

People who don’t live in New Orleans often don’t realize that Mardi Gras is not sponsored by anyone…the krewes do this because they love it and members pay for costumes and throws out of their own pockets.  I, for one, am glad they do.



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